The Marvin “Joe” Curry Veterans Pow Wow, formally known as the Seneca Casino Veteran's Pow Wow, is an annual contest pow wow in honor of our veterans.

“Joe” was a member of the Seneca Nation's Snipe Clan and was born on the Cattaraugus Territory. He was a member of the Iroquois Post #1587 and served in several positions with them. He started serving in the military in 1950 with serving two tours of duty during the Korean War and also served in the Vietnam War. During his active duty in the Navy, he served on eight warships, including the U. S. S. Little Rock. He retired in 1997. Throughout his career, he earned numerous honors.

Our annual pow wow is possible through the hard work of Iroquois Post 1587 as well as support from the Seneca Nation and the Seneca Allegany Casino.

The Marvin "Joe" Curry Veterans Pow Wow is held every year at the Veterans Memorial Park in Salamanca, NY, the 3rd weekend of July.

The mission of our website is to provide information pertaining to the latest news, registration process, and to provide a written history of our earlier pow wows. Please explore our website and check back often as there will be many updates.

Also be sure to check out our Facebook Page to get updates as soon as they are available.

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July 20-22, 2018
Veteran's Park, Salamanca

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Information regarding sponsorship for the 2014 Marvin Joe Curry Veterans Pow Wow is now available.

Detailed Pow Wow Poster

Pow wow PosterWe have a new detailed Pow Wow Poster (pdf) for you to download and print. You may also click the image above for a .jpeg version.

It is intended for printing on a 11×17 sheet of paper.

Local Lodging Accommodations 

For those who may be unfamiliar with the area, we put together a flyer with local hotels / RV hook ups in and around Salamanca.

Marvin “Joe” Curry Veterans Pow Wow Information

Please click the images below for information concerning the 2014 Marvin “Joe” Curry Veterans Pow Wow.

For a downloadable and printable copy of the flyer you can right-click and click save, or you can optionally view it in your browser.

Logo Contest Winner: Daryn Smith

Congratulations to our logo contest winner, Daryn Smith!

He is an enrolled Seneca from O’soa:go (Pinewoods) and of the Heron Clan. His parents are Lisa Jimerson and Ronald Cook, Jr. He currently lives in San Diego, California with his 9 year old son, Cameron. He says he is honored to have his artwork chosen to represent the pow wow, our culture and the late, Marvin “Joe” Curry. Joe was his great uncle.